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11  Water Bottle Carriers in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 26, 2016 06:37:26 PM
These were made to order for my aunt as Valentine's Day gifts for her grandchildren. I love these fabrics!

Skulls:


Gears:


And of course - the label! Smiley


Thanks for looking!
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12  Black and White Bags with faux leather bottoms in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 25, 2016 05:42:16 PM
Hi all! I don't know what's up with the photo-sharing thing right now, but I wanted to post my latest two bags - I made these using the Slouch Bag pattern on YouCanMakeThis.com (http://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/the-slouch-bag). Great pattern!

Origami Animals:


And the inside:


And then Black and White Chrysanthemum:


Other side:


Ladybug inside:


And a Bee!:


These were so much fun to make - the only PITA was the fact that white fabric, even thicker white fabric with interfacing on it, tends to show the lining colors through to the outside - I had to add another layer of fabric in between the inside and outside so that it looked right!

Thanks for looking!  Grin
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13  Two new change purses in red and black brocade! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 23, 2016 10:11:45 AM
Now that I have figured out how to make things with brocade without it fraying to death on me, I LOVE the way it looks!

New ladybug




And new heart:


And, just for fun, a pic of all the various hearts I've been making lately!
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14  New Coin Purse - Black Faux-Leather with Burgundy Brocade Inset in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 22, 2016 06:13:35 PM
So I finally got a teflon foot, but it doesn't quite work with my machine . . . well enough, though, until I get a different one.

I made this coin purse out of some of the scraps I had from the bag I am making for my niece. Here is the coin purse:





In case anyone is interested, here are in-progress shots of the bag I'm making for my niece - it's a doctor's bag (Pattern here: http://swoonpatterns.com/shop/nora-doctor-bag/)

Here are the side pieces, bottom, handles, etc:


Here is the inside - I added a key to the zipper pull:


The main panel with the tab closure:


And the tab up close - I added a few gears to it:


Sorry to jumble two things in at once, but I am super stoked about the bag for my niece, but can't proceed because I am waiting on some supplies to come in the mail!
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15  A couple more hearts - I can't stop myself! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 17, 2016 06:24:53 PM
So here are the latest - I LOVE the skull fabric - may need to order more . . .


And musical notes with owls inside:




Fun and quick to make! Grin
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16  More Valentine's Day heart-shaped coin purses/earbud pouches! (Lots-o-pictures! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 16, 2016 04:34:25 PM
I made a few more of these today - they are cute, relatively easy and don't take too much time!

Here are some more brocade hearts - I had a bear of a time with fraying on previous ones. Someone suggested fabric paint, which helped, but really not enough, so I decided to try some iron-on interfacing I had - that worked wonderfully! Sewing it was much easier, and I think the finished product looks much better!


They have fairies peeking out, too!



And then a red one with silver studs:


And the fairy:


Another soft purple one - this fabric is horrible to sew with - it slides around all over the place! Comes out okay, though:


With its fairy:


A different brocade:


No fairies visible in these, though.  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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17  Re: Black pleather bag with purse frame - looking for some suggestions! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 14, 2016 07:19:31 PM
So - here is the bag that my niece liked . . .


And here is the purse frame/handle I am going to use:


Steep learning curve for me!!! Shocked

How easy or hard do you all think it would be to do that reverse applique thing (or whatever that's called with the fabric showing through the cutout in the leather)?
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18  Black pleather bag with purse frame - looking for some suggestions! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 14, 2016 07:10:00 PM
So - I am making my niece a bag for her birthday - it will be a "steampunk" bag (kind of), and I am trying to make it similar to a picture she sent me . . . the bag is leather and has a purse frame. I have never made a bag of leather (or pleather) and never used a purse frame before. Here is my first practice bag - I am open to suggestions on how to make it better! Huh

So - I followed these tutorials on inserting purse frames:
http://so-sew-easy.com/how-to-sew-coin-purse-with-a-sew-in-purse-frame/
http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2006/12/purse_frames_de.html

only to discover, after getting most of the way through it, that the purse frame I was using was very different from theirs, in that the hinges go down way farther than the part that you sew onto the bag! I just went ahead and worked with what I had anyway . . . and it didn't come out horrible, but I am thinking there is a better way to do this. Undecided

anyhow - on to the pictures!






and here is where you can see how long the hinge parts are . . .


So - any thoughts on how to do that better? I have one more of this type of purse frame. The one I am going to use for my niece's bag is more like the kinds in the tutorial, so I am not as concerned about that - just would like to do better putting the other one of these in a bag.

Also - for the strap/handle - I have used a strap I made for a different bag for the purpose of the pictures - what do you think would make a good strap/handle for this one? I am thinking that if I can find bronze-toned swivel hooks, I can do a similar, simple strap, but thought that a chain of some sort might be good, too. Thoughts?

Thanks for looking, and all comments and criticism is welcome!  Grin
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19  Fun fur vest! Easy pattern, but fun fur . . . not so fun to sew! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Padester on: January 13, 2016 07:32:08 PM
Here is a vest I made for my daughter tonight - just needs the snaps to keep it closed!





If anyone is interested, I will try to figure out where I got the pattern. Off the top, I think it was from Youcanmakethis.com, but I'd have to look.

thanks for looking! C&C appreciated!

Edited to add: Yep - from YCMT - here is the link for anyone interested. Great pattern, easy to follow - can make it with a hood or collar, zipper or snaps . . . https://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/great-outdoors-reversible-vest
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20  Slip-knot purses in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Padester on: January 07, 2016 05:35:13 PM
Here are a few new bags I've made from a pattern I downloaded long ago:







This is the general shape of the bag laid out flat:


It's an easy pattern that creates a fun purse! I included a key fob in the first two (forgot on the third and didn't want to take it apart to remedy that fact!)

If anyone is interested, I can try to figure out where I got the pattern from.

Thanks for looking!
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